Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2011 Aravind Swaminathan
The purpose of this paper is to show how leadership and culture are critical factors in organizational change. The vehicle through which this point is proved is by
analyzing the organizational change processes of mergers, as mergers involve
leadership and culture. Successful mergers are very rare, and it is hypothesized
that not enough attention is paid to leadership and culture during mergers. This
paper analyzes many of the factors that related to leadership and culture, such as
transparency, trust, communication, and vision. Not only does this paper analyze
these topics, but it also examines and applies a successful change strategy, tailored for mergers.
Swaminathan, Aravind, "The Importance of Leadership and Culture in Mergers" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. 260.